Approval of 106 new development schemes for integrated districts and 92 new development schemes for other districts in the first six months of the annual development program. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government approves 198 new development schemes worth a record Rs 345 billion in the first half of this year. Mid yearly review meeting of Annual Development Program 21-2020 is underway under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan.
Today, the performance of various departments was reviewed for the second day. The mid-annual review meeting will continue for three days. A briefing will be given to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa next week. Rs 109 billion has been released to all departments of which 38% has been utilized. This year, Rs 231 billion has been allocated in the budget for development projects.
Notable projects to be completed soon this year include the establishment of a Cadet College at Lakki Marwat at a cost of Rs. 77 crore, Ali Zai and Sadda grid stations in Kurram district at a cost of Rs. 2.5 billion and Ghaljo grid station in Orakzai at 66 KV to 132 KV Upgradation, improvement of power transmission system in integrated districts at a cost of Rs. 2 billion, establishment of Rescue 1122 in integrated districts at a cost of Rs. 3.67 billion, 12 km from Sakra to Gabin Jabba Road at a cost of Rs. 52 crore, Rs. Construction of Malam Jabba Road 35 km from Mangalore at a cost of Rs. 98 crore, provision of vehicles and equipment for garbage collection in integrated districts at a cost of Rs. 98 crore, embankments along the Kabul River at a cost of Rs. 1 billion and Rs. This includes construction of Gadwaliyan Dam in Haripur.
Other ongoing projects include free treatment scheme for cancer patients at a cost of Rs 5 billion, construction of roads at Hazara Malakand Division tourist places at a cost of over Rs 4 billion, Haripur Bypass Road at a cost of Rs 5 billion, Rs 9 billion. Improvement of irrigation system across the province at a cost of Rs. 5.5 billion, 1000 sports facilities, youth development package in districts at a cost of Rs. 3 billion and regional development program for North and South Waziristan at a cost of Rs. 4 billion schemes are included.